Harry sings ‘Nessun dorma’.
Today marks the centenary of Sir Harry Secombe (he died in 2001): a stalwart of The Goon Show, the occasional stand-in for Tony Hancock, tenor-balladeer (‘If I Ruled the World’), actor, and TV presenter (Songs of Praise, Highway…).
Sep 8, 2021 | Comedy, Ramblings | 2 comments
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Ah, the Goon seemingly without the psychological hang-ups of the other two – a great combination. And he could sing, a natural and powerful tenor voice, a likeable, intelligent musician. Col, do you know whether his Philips LPs of opera duets with Myrna Rose and Adele Leigh have ever made it to silver plastic? Worth hearing – not least for his ‘Nessun Dorma’ on the latter album. Happy Birthday Neddy Seagoon!
Not aware of any CDs, Andrew, but the Leigh LP can be got through Amazon, no doubt second-hand: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Harry-Secombe-Operatic-Arias-Vinyl/dp/B004I3U3NO. Nessun dorma now embedded, above.